Advanced Pediatric Life Support "APLS" vs.....

  1. Can anyone tell me if they have taken this?

    How is this different from PALS?

    One of the doctors I work with said it is more trauma focused but couldn't give me any further information.

    Please advise.


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  3. by   needsmore$
    I have taken both-PALS is geared toward recognition of resp failure and shock and their management. APLS is a comprehensive emergency medicine course o pediatric emergencies. I would recommend both!!
  4. by   qanik
    I found APLS to be much more in depth. Alot more hands on. PALS is like ACLS alot of need to know stuff (algo's)but taught in a "nice" fashion where everyone passes essentially.I would recomend both.

  5. by   traumaRUs
    APLS you only do once - there is no recert. PALS is due every two years. Our ED only recognizes PALS and ENPC.
  6. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    Thanks for the input. I really appreciate it.